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Doctor devises plan to stop aging

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Dr. Mike Moreno's bestselling weight loss book, The 17 Day Diet, became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller when it was published in March 2011, and has remained on the list for more than a year.

Now, in THE 17 DAY PLAN TO STOP AGING, he identifies the 5 factors that determine your aging: inflammation, oxidative stress, glycation, methylation, and immune impairment. Dr. Moreno subscribes to the idea that each of us is only as young as our least healthy body part.

He explains what each of these factors is, how they age us, and how we can undo the damage they've caused while preventing any more.

A 4-cycle plan that is the heart of the book, focusing on nine vital bodily systems:

Lungs: A diet of shellfish, meat, eggs, leafy vegetables, and other foods loaded with Vitamin B12and folic acid helps to prevent serious lung diseases caused by methylation.

Heart: Eating salmon, walnuts, and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the inflammation that causes heart attacks.

Brain: Brush your teeth and floss regularly-people with gum disease have worse memories than those who brush and floss for a full two minutes at least once per day.

Immune: White foods-breads, pastas, rice, sugar-crowd your body with excessive glucose and prevent your white blood cells from working as quickly as they need to.

Digestive: Cruciferous veggies like broccoli, contain enzymes that can help remove harmful substances and bacteria in your gut, which can actually help prevent certain cancers

Hormones: Manage your portion sizes so you don't end up with insulin problems as your pancreas ages.

Musculoskeletal: Learn how NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) can keep your joints and muscles more limber.

Reproductive: Dehydration can negatively impact sperm production, so keep hydrated!

Urinary: Cranberry juice can prevent urinary infections by cleansing 'bad bacteria.'

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